Bumping Lake

Bumping Lake is located southeast of Chinook Pass off Hwy 410 in the Wenatchee National Forest at 3,426 feet elevation.

This Bumping River impoundment offers good fishing for 6- to 9-inch kokanee starting in mid-May.  Rainbow, cutthroat and eastern brook trout are also available in this fishery, some up to 16 inches.  The lake is periodically stocked with rainbow and cutthroat trout fry.

The reservoir is closed to fishing for bull trout.  Please carefully release any bull trout that are inadvertently hooked. 

There are excellent public camping facilities at the lake, plus a good boat ramp (managed by USFS), with a private resort (Bumping Lake Marina) that includes a fee-based launch on the northern side of the lake across the dam.  Lake water levels are lowered in the late summer- early fall for downstream irrigation needs and so boat access is reduced.    

Two-pole fishing is allowed

Shoreline access: Good
Good shoreline access around the lake on U.S. Forest Service land.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Yakima
Acreage: 1353.50 ac.
Elevation: 3430 ft.
Center: 46.846944, -121.331249
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Fishing prospects calendar

Kokanee
  • January: Poor fishing - All month
  • February: Poor fishing - All month
  • March: Poor fishing - All month
  • April: Poor fishing - All month
  • May: Good fishing - Second half of month
  • June: Good fishing - All month
  • July: Good fishing - All month
  • August: Good fishing - All month
  • September: Fair fishing - All month
  • October: Poor fishing - All month
  • November: Poor fishing - All month
  • December: Poor fishing - All month
Rainbow trout
  • January: Poor fishing - All month
  • February: Poor fishing - All month
  • March: Poor fishing - All month
  • April: Poor fishing - All month
  • May: Fair fishing - All month
  • June: Fair fishing - All month
  • July: Fair fishing - All month
  • August: Fair fishing - All month
  • September: Fair fishing - All month
  • October: Poor fishing - All month
  • November: Poor fishing - All month
  • December: Poor fishing - All month
Westslope cutthroat trout
  • January: Poor fishing - All month
  • February: Poor fishing - All month
  • March: Poor fishing - All month
  • April: Poor fishing - All month
  • May: Fair fishing - All month
  • June: Fair fishing - All month
  • July: Fair fishing - All month
  • August: Fair fishing - All month
  • September: Fair fishing - All month
  • October: Poor fishing - All month
  • November: Poor fishing - All month
  • December: Poor fishing - All month
Brook trout
  • January: Poor fishing - All month
  • February: Poor fishing - All month
  • March: Poor fishing - All month
  • April: Poor fishing - All month
  • May: Fair fishing - All month
  • June: Fair fishing - All month
  • July: Fair fishing - All month
  • August: Fair fishing - All month
  • September: Fair fishing - All month
  • October: Poor fishing - All month
  • November: Poor fishing - All month
  • December: Poor fishing - All month